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How to write a medical CV

Posted on April 15 2017 by Shirley Brown

Writing a medical CV is different from writing a normal CV. The medical profession has its own specific characteristics. You need to include them in your medical CV.

Follow the steps below and your medical CV will be ready in no time at all. Each step corresponds to a section in your CV. They are in the same order as they will appear in your CV.

1: Full name, titles and the complete address

In the upper left corner, start with your full name followed by your titles. The titles indicate your level of education like MBBS or BSc. You can write multiple titles one after another.

Right below your name, write your complete physical address, your phone number and your email address.

2: Profile

Next, include a "Profile" section. Describe in 1 or 2 paragraphs your moral traits. Write for example that you are hard working, you have great time management skills and you want to further improve in a certain medical area of expertise.

3: Education qualifications

List the schools you attended. Add the qualifications you obtained and the years you spent in each school.

4: GMC status

GMC is an unique identifier. It shows that you are registered as a medical practitioner. Write it down and add to it the institution that registered you.

5: Medical memberships

List the medical institutions that have you as a member.
 

6: Employment History

You need to write 3 things: 1) the name of the employer and his business address 2) the grade and speciality you had while you worked there and 3) the beginning and the end dates of the period you worked there. Any time you think about how to write a medical CV, you should remember to include this section.

7: Skills and Proficiencies

List your medical skills. First, write a list of the most important conditions that you can treat like: acute asthma attack, seizures, poisoning etc. Second, list the procedures that you are qualified to perform like for example: chest drain insertion, interpreting films like X-rays etc.

8: Teaching experience

Describe in this section your experience with teaching others your skills.

9: Audits

Mention the most important audits you had. Explain briefly their conclusions and anything else you found important.

10: Publications

Write the name of the publications that have you as a contributor. Mention when your contributions appeared, the publications' ISBN codes, web links and any other useful information.

11: Management experience

Describe who you managed. If you can, you should prove that you did your job well. Your proof comes from the results achieved by the team you managed.

12: Career goal

Write a description of the short term and long term view of your career.

13: Hobbies

List your hobbies and interests outside work.

14: Referees

The referees are important people in the medical field who have good things to say about you. They may be your past employers, friends you collaborated on different medical projects or personalities who have reviewed your work in the past. It's important to let these people know that you mentioned them in your CV.

Writing a medical CV involves simply putting in one place the above 14 section. Go through all of them. Use a simple and descriptive language.

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